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At long last!

We’re here. We are finally here!  We left DC with 27 checked bags, six carry-ons, five people, one stroller and a partridge in a pear tree! We made it here with remarkable ease. Our apartment is lovely, we have a ground floor apartment … Continue reading

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An abundant invitation

2014 has been an amazing year for our family and to close out the year we are inviting our network of partners to select a prayer partnership day. In the church, most prayer requests are limited to sickness, joblessness, kids … Continue reading

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Two Car, One Car, New Car, No Car

Two cars. We own a van, we own a jeep. One car gone. We weep. Farewell, Jeep! One car. Police come, police look, Police write a report Declare a felony. Poor Melanie! Hooray a rental car to ease pain. Thieves smash! … Continue reading

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How to Encourage a (pre-deployed) Missionary

I’m sure you’ve all seen those blog posts of what NOT to say about (fill in any subject here). I always find those really disconcerting, by the time I’ve read through them I’m convinced that I’ve said ALL of them. … Continue reading

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The House Next Door

We live in a 107 year old row house in downtown DC. The building next to us, was pretty awful (seriously terrible).  The owner of the building next door sold it, it’s now being demolished and will be rebuilt as … Continue reading

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Three kids–it’s kind of a thing

We have three kids now. That’s not a lot of kids. Really it’s not. There are people with tons of kids all over the country. Heck, all over the suburbs people have large families. But here, in DC, in our … Continue reading

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Commending His Works to the Next Generation

As we prepare to go to Costa Rica, we are excited about opportunities to partner with churches in impacting the next generation. Last weekend, I got the opportunity to preach a sermon on Psalm 145 as part of Ambassador’s “Summer Psalms” … Continue reading

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